|Professional Development Series: How to Start and Run Your Own Behavior Analysis Business
|Tuesday, June 1, 2010
|12:00 PM–1:20 PM
|Texas Ballroom Salon B (Grand Hyatt)
|Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
|CE Instructor: Michelle Garcia-Thomas, Psy.D.
|Chair: Molly Halligan (University Nevada, Reno)
|KENNETH MACALEESE (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions, LLC)
|MICHAEL FABRIZIO (FEAT of Washington)
|Abstract: The behavior analytic philosophy differs greatly with mainstream clinical service providers. Therefore, behavior analysts will often develop their own business providing such services based on a behavior analytic perspective. Although these individuals may be highly trained to provide clinical services, most behavior analysts outside of the organizational behavior management sector do not have the explicit training to start and run a business. Most businesses in their infancy, whether behavior analytic or not, fail due to a ineffective system implementation. Given the current political and economic climate, it is important that the entrepreneurs are well prepared. Therefore, the following presenters will discuss their experiences in starting and maintaining a successful business based on behavior analytic principles.